Three held for robbing elderly man in Bangalore

Srikantaiah given soft drink laced with drugs by the accused

The arrersted Gurumurthy, Santhosh J M and Ramesh had approached their victim, Srikantaiah, a retired teacher, saying that they were interested in purchasing the latter’s site situted at Thigalarapalya main road.

The trio insisted Srikantaiah, a resident of Rajagopalanagar, on visiting the site. While on the way, they stopped for refreshments and offered a soft drink laced with drugs, to Srikantaiah.

As the victim lost consciousness, the three made away with gold chain, ring and a cellphone of the victim, all totalling to Rs 16,000.  A complaint was lodged at Rajagopalanagar police station. The three were held along with the booty and a four-wheeler, recently.

Mowed down

An unidentified person was mowed down by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus on Wednesday. The number of the BMTC bus has been reported as KA 01 F 2264. Police have attributed the accident to reckless driving. The deceased appears to be of 50 years and a ticket from Hosur to Bangalore was found in his pocket. A case has been registered against the driver at Chamrajpet  Police Station.

Laptop thieves nabbed

The Railway Police have nabbed five persons who had expertised in stealing ‘laptops’ from passengers on the train.

The accused are Mageshan, Karunakaran, Balakumar, Rajendran and Balamurugan, who are hailed from Tamil Nadu. The police have recovered laptops worth Rs 3.28 lakhs along with two digital cameras.

According to the police, the accussed posing as passengers got into railway compartments. As and when, passengers carrying  laptops alighted in between stations, the accused absconded with the gadget, added the police.

Don’s men held

Two aides of under world don Ravi Poojary were nabbed by the City Crime Branch (CCB) Bangalore while they were extorting money from a granite dealer on Tuesday.
The  CCB police have arrested Vasanth Kumar and Prasad Shetty, who worked as the henchmen for the Ravi Poojary. 

On recieving a number of complaints from the builders and granite dealers that Ravi Poojary has been threatening them over the phone and by sending his associates to extort money, the City Crime Branch sprung to action.

The accused approached builders, businessmen and dealers and made telephone calls to the Ravi Poojary on the spot, who in turn threatened them to death. As a result, on the direction of the kingpin, the builders and businessman yielded giving the henchmen the amount of money that they demanded.

DH News Service

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